Sunday, August 23, 2009
To my stitching sisters who have posted ruefully here about having completed only one or two motifs, I say: take heart! I'm the one bringing up the rear.
I was so inspired by MW that I spent the summer going down a long long side road. I -- this is the short description -- dyed linen and then dyed silk thread with which to stitch upon it.
What an adventure it has been. When friends teased Thomas Edison about making 130 attempts at designing a light bulb filament, he responded "now I know 130 ways that don't work." Edison and me, guys.
But at last my linen, dyed to look old, faded, splotchy, and my silk are completed, and I'm ready to begin.